Family Readings from the Gospel According to St. Matthew, with a Simple Exposition by F. Bourdillon

Family Readings from the Gospel According to St. Matthew, with a Simple Exposition by F. Bourdillon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt:, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in His kingdom. As far as we can judge by comparing the Gospels with one another, more than half of our Lord's three years' ministry was now past. It was probably two years since His first public appearance at the age of thirty, and only about one year was yet to pass before His crucifixion. Now, therefore, He began to tell His disciples of what was to happen to Him. It was quite a new idea to them. They had never thought of such a thing, as that He, their Lord and Master, the Messiah, the Son of God, was to suffer and die. Their expectation had been that He would put forth His power, and be a great King, and that they would share in His greatness. And now He began to speak to them of suffering and death. Peter, forward as usual, eagerly opposed what He said, venturing even to rebuke Him: not entirely, we may believe, from the disappointment of his worldly hopes, but also because he could not bear the thought of his beloved Master suffering and being killed; for Peter, with all his faults, did truly love Him. We read of hardly any more stern reproof given by our Lord than that which He gave to Peter now. The very words with which He rebuked the devil when he tempted Him, He now used to Peter, "Get thee behind me, Satan!" as though He knew what Peter said to come from the tempter, though it was Peter's voice that spoke. "Thou art an offence to me," a hindrance, a stumbling-block. The very disciple who had just made so noble a confession of faith, and been pronounced blessed for it, was now addressed as being the mouthpiece of Satan himself; and he who had been called a "stone," one of the foundation-stones of more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658886X
  • 9781236588869